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on 28 February 2016
This book accompanied an exhibition of Don McCullin’s photographs in Italy a few years ago. It was edited by Sandro Parmiggiani, who introduces the book and then conducts an insightful interview with the master photographer.
The first text is in Italian. The second text is in English.
Then you have a short anthology of interviews and texts in their original languages: French, English and Italian. No translations here . I wonder why they did that. The excellent text of Harold Evans and the short text of Susan Sontag about Don McCullin are also here.
The book has about 200 plates, most of them large and most of them of good quality. It has photos of England, wars, and not war related photos of India, Africa and Syria.
What I like more about this Skira publication is that it has some of the best reproductions of Don McCullin’s work that I’ve seen. Bright, clean and crisp photos that are closer to photojournalism than the more usual darker photos one sees in McCullin’s books. One good example is a photo about the construction of Berlin’s wall.
The photos have legends in Italian and in English. At the end of the book you will find a detailed chronology and also a bibliography.